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RonStoppable 03/10/10 09:21 AM

"Here I Am" was my jam.

p93 03/10/10 09:23 AM

I'm thinking "No Revolution" was on a Tony Hawk's Pro Skater or something...

-ben 03/10/10 09:24 AM

Tony Hawk soundtrack veterans anyone?

heyguys123 03/10/10 09:37 AM

great fucking band. great live. miss them.

screamoURI 03/10/10 09:38 AM

fuck black tape. flash flash flash is their defining album in my opinion

makeoutmags 03/10/10 09:39 AM

they were toooo amazing. i miss them a lot.

makeoutmags 03/10/10 09:40 AM

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Originally Posted by screamoURI (Post 63393972)
fuck black tape. flash flash flash is their defining album in my opinion

i agree. black tape was OK but flash flash flash is THE album. when i think of them i think of those songs.

prefix-core 03/10/10 09:43 AM

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Originally Posted by screamoURI (Post 63393972)
fuck black tape. flash flash flash is their defining album in my opinion


Agreed! As far as "defining" goes. But everything this band did was great in some way. What that band did pre-Black Tape was impressive because they took a seemingly tired genre (if you could call "street punk" a genre) and make it their own.

It's a shame Bury Me Standing never saw the light of day. Y'know, outside of that Internet leak.

reverseblad3 03/10/10 09:44 AM

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Originally Posted by RonStoppable (Post 63392641)
"Here I Am" was my jam.

Damn straight.

I miss these guys so much, I could never find "black tape" anywhere around here until eventually I got really lucky and some kid at college hooked me up with it. Awesome album.

fueledbyvictory 03/10/10 09:56 AM

"No Revolution" is in Tony Hawk Underground and I love it

battybat17 03/10/10 09:58 AM

I was at their last show ever, at Knitting Factory NY, and it was amazing. Kids had flown in from Japan, and maybe also Scotland (?) for the show.

If my memory serves correctly, they closed the set with No Revolution, saying "This is the last song the Explosion will ever play." The crowd, of course, chanted for an encore, the guys came back out and said, "I can't believe we're doing this," and played No Revolution again. TWICE. So they stayed true to their word and gave the audience a final encore.
Man, such a good band...

brandnewsheep 03/10/10 10:01 AM

Saw them in '05, loved them :)
and Black Tape is epic.

Jacktheskipper 03/10/10 10:22 AM

One of my all time favorite bands ... they`re missed so much ... Bury Me Standing needs a proper vinyl release ... wasn´t their talk about Paper & Plastic doin it at one point?!?

soulineyes 03/10/10 10:35 AM

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Originally Posted by Jeremy Aaron (Post 63390322)
Why don't you just push play on one of the videos above and decide for yourself? I can't make it any easier for you to check them out.

fact.

theredline 03/10/10 10:43 AM

bury me standing is a good album....had it for a while...